PhD in Design Studies

Izmir University of Economics

Program Description

PhD in Design Studies

Izmir University of Economics

Design Studies graduate program has been established with the aim of uniting all design disciplines in order to make these more creative by interacting. The program commenced its facilities in 2006-2007 academic year, though advanced level research in Design Studies area is needed. That is why the doctoral program of Design Studies is going to admit students in 2013-2014 academic year for the first time.

The priority of the program is to be creative in design field. It is aimed to make further research and acknowledge the innovational updates on environmental design, interior architectural design, industrial design, fashion and textile design, visual communication design. That is why the curriculum of the program has many options in manners of the elective courses. Students may choose related elective courses for their individual research. As soon as the courses are completed, students start to write their doctoral theses after their qualificatin exam and thesis proposal. Design Studies doctoral program also allows students to accomplish conjunct doctoral studies.

In the last years there has been a rising interest upon multidisciplinary studies thereby uniting varied disciplines; Design Studies doctoral program provides this multidisciplinary study pool

The students have the ability to spend a part of their educational life abroad within the scope of ERASMUS. We have exchange agreements at the graduate level with the following universities in different fields of design:

  • UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE - BELGIUM
  • ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES ARTS DÉCORATIFS (ENSAD) - FRANCE
  • ALBSTADT-SIGMARINGEN UNIVERSITY - GERMANY
  • REUTLINGEN UNIVERSITY - GERMANY
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE AGEAN - GREECE
  • UNIVERSITÀ DI BOLOGNA - ITALY
  • POLITECNICO DI MILANO - ITALY
  • WEST POMERANIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, SZCZECIN - POLAND
  • ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN WARSAW - POLAND
  • INSTITUTO DE ARTES VISUAIS, DESIGN E MARKETING (IADE) - PORTUGAL
  • UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO - PORTUGAL
  • ESAD- ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE ARTES E DESIGN - PORTUGAL
  • UNIVERSIDADE LUSOFONA DE HUMANIDADES E TECHNOLOGIAS - PORTUGAL
  • FACULTY OF DESIGN - SLOVENIA
  • UNIVERSITY OF NOVA GORICA - SLOVENIA
  • SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY - UNITED KINGDOM

Courses

  • FFD 601 Design, Art, Culture, History
  • FFD 602 Integrated Approaches in Design
  • FFD 695 Seminar
  • FFD 697 Comprehensive Exam
  • FFD 698 Thesis Proposal
  • FFD 699 Doctoral Thesis

Elective Courses

  • FFD 651 Narratives in Art and Design
  • FFD 652 Smart Clothing Design and Technologies
  • FFD 653 Historical Avant-Gardes: Architecture and Art
  • FFD 654 Representation, Body and Politics
  • FFD 655 Mass customization and innovative product development
  • FFD 656 Environment-Behavior Research
  • FFD 657 Art, Illusion, Imagination, and Creativity
  • FFD 658 Technology and Design
  • FFD 659 Fiber Art and Creative Practices
  • FFD 660 Western Intellectual History
  • FFD 661 Art, Science and Design
  • FFD 662 Innovative Design Research

Application Requirements for International Students

Who can apply?

  • Foreign nationals
  • Blue Card holders (Turkish citizens by birth, but released from citizenship by the Ministry of the Internal Affairs, and who can certify that their minor children who are registered in that permit are eligible for the rights stated in Law No. 5203)
  • Foreign nationals who became Turkish citizen afterwards/dual citizens in the same status
  • Turkish nationals who completed the last three years of their secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) before 01 February 2013.
  • Turkish nationals who completed their entire secondary education (high school) in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, (including those who completed their entire secondary education (high school) at Turkish schools in the presence of Ministry of National Education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) after 01 February 2013.
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals who reside there and completed their secondary education there having a GCE AL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate.

Who cannot apply?

  • Turkish nationals, who completed their entire secondary education in Turkey or in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus nationals (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate)
  • Dual citizens who has a Turkish citizenship by birth. (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus/ those who completed their entire secondary education at Turkish schools in a foreign country excluding Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus)
  • Dual citizens who has a Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus citizenship (excluding the ones who completed their entire secondary education there having a GCEAL certificate, and those, who registered to high schools in other countries between 2005-2010 and hold or will hold GCE AL certificate)
  • Turkish nationals or dual citizens, who have a Turkish citizenship by birth, that attend schools affiliated to the embassies in Turkey, and foreign high schools located in Turkey.
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 2, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
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4 years
Full time
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8,500 USD
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Turkey - Balçova, İzmir
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Sept. 2017
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Payment method: 3 installments /paid per semester